Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
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Maribel Bello Malagón

Graduate Student

amaribelbello@gmail.com

Interests: Transnationalism and identity; migration; cultural studies; social intervention; theater; research methodologies

Denise Braz

PhD Student

denisebraz@utexas.edu

Interests: Latin America (especially Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil); race, gender, and social class; Black social movements; Black feminism; African Diaspora; public policies; violence; intersectionality

Danielle Castillo

Master's Student

danielleelenaa09@utexas.edu

Interests: Immigration; environmentalism; Indigenous studies; performance studies; Latin American femicide; intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality

Stefanía García

Graduate student

stefg@utexas.edu

Interests: Latin American philosophy/Latina feminisms and phenomenology; border studies; colonialism, neocolonialism, postcolonialism, and decolonization; literature and artivism

Nohely Guzmán Narváez

Graduate Student

nohelygn@utexas.edu

Interests: Bolivia; gender and feminism; environmental justice; social movements; Indigenous peoples; agrarian issues; GMOs; development; Chinese foreign investment

Sarah Henningsen

Graduate Student, LAS/SW

shenningsen@utexas.edu

Interests: Forced migration from Central America; detention/deportation; Latin American diaspora; undocumented labor/workers; ethnography

César Iván Ibarra

PhD Student

cesar.aibarra@utexas.edu

Interests: Performance studies; maricon resistance; travesti dissidence; Nicaragua; Cuba; homonationalism; filth; hygiene; hegemony; cuir anarcho-communism

Ana Carolina Jesus

Graduate Student

akarolina@gmail.com

Interests: Violence, media, race, and public policy in Brazil

Maggie Johnson

Graduate Student, LAS/Global Policy

maggiejo@utexas.edu

Interests: Drug policy; militarization; international trade

Ana Kearney-Cooke

Graduate Student, LAS/Social Work

anakearney@gmail.com

Interests: Psychosocial trauma of immigration; social work with Latinx; education of immigrant families; border studies; social services in Latin America

Alex Kott

Graduate Student

alexck@utexas.edu

Interests: Brazil; African and African diaspora studies; religious studies; Indigenous studies

Paula Lezama

PhD Student

plezama@utexas.edu

Interests: Racial disparities in Colombia and Brazil; multidimensional poverty measures for Afro-descendants; impact of armed conflict and violence

Ana María López Hurtado

PhD Student

analopezh@utexas.edu

Interests: Decolonial studies; epistemologies of the South; gender studies; feminisms of the South; feminist theory; memory; violence; conflict and “post-conflict” Colombia

Jorge Losoya

Graduate Student, LAS/CRP

jorgelos@live.com

Interests: Latin American planning and development; participatory planning; environmental and social justice; sustainability; environmental racism; globalization; urban movements

Anayeli Marcos-Flores

Graduate Student, LAS/SW

anayelimarcos13@gmail.com

Interests: Immigration; mixed-status; children; trauma; social justice; reproductive rights; environmental justice; mental health; activism and social movements

Bryce McLin

Master's Student

bmclin@utexas.edu

Interests: Brazilian diaspora; race, ethnic, and national identity; politics in the diaspora

Mariagracia Mclin Rodriguez

Master's Student

mmclinrod@utexas.edu

Interests: Afro-descendants; Black Studies; systemic/institutional racism; Peruvian Studies; race/racism/anti-racism

Sebastian Muñoz

Graduate Student

smunoz9795@gmail.com

Interests: Colombian armed conflict; Cold War South America; leftist insurgency; paramilitary groups; oral history and popular narratives

Eric Nava-Pérez

Graduate Student, LAS

nava-perez@utexas.edu

Interests: Democracy in Latin America; economic history; GIS; immigration; labor and social movements; international political economy

Janette Núñez

Graduate Student, LAS/iSchool

janettenunez@utexas.edu

Interests: Political transitions in Latin America; identity; cultural products; dissemination

Mayra Ramales

Graduate Student

mayra.ramales@utexas.edu

Interests: Mexican identity construction; US–Mexico border relations; undocumented workers; social justice; liberation psychology; transgenerational trauma within immigrant families

Esther Ramos

Master's Student

estherramos@utexas.edu

Interests: International migration; immigration policy; Mexico and Central America; racial inequality; oral history; Latin American feminist theory; Chicana feminist theory; Borderlands theory

Jennyfer Rodriguez

Master's Student

jennyfer.rodriguez@utexas.edu

Interests: Indigenous literature and sociolinguistics

Katherin Tairo-Quispe

PhD Student

katherin.tairo@utexas.edu

Interests: Indigenous studies; decolonizing methodologies; indigenous politics; development from indigenous approach; aesthetics; Quechua media activism, gender studies

Juan Tiney Chirix

PhD Student

tichijuan@gmail.com

Interests: Indigenous studies in Guatemala; critical race and gender theory; political economics; cooperativism and neoliberalism; decolonization of planning; participatory methodology

Karla Velasco

Graduate Student

karla.velasco@utexas.edu

Interests: Latinx and Latin American feminist and queer theories; Latin American revolutions and social movements; US imperialism in Latin America

Roberto Young

Master's Student

roberto_young@utexas.edu

Interests: Decolonization; race; empire; cultural studies; indigenous studies; social movements; ethnography; Guatemala; Paraguay


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